Home is WhereOur Heart Is

As Nebraska’s largest marketing agency, Swanson Russell has been creating inspired work for Midwest brands for over 60 years. But our commitment to the community doesn’t end there. We’ve been partnering with local organizations to make our communities stronger just as long. Because when you care deeply about where you live and work, you can’t help but share the love.

The Heart of What we do

We’re a marketing agency that does a lot of things well — and helping others thrive is at the top of the list. That mindset applies to everything, but it’s even more meaningful when that impact hits close to home. That’s why we love using what we’re good at to do good stuff for others.

Building Success for Local BrandsOur best skills are put to work helping Midwest companies grow a following.
Making a Difference for Local ProgramsWe use our brains and our brawn to help students, neighbors and friends succeed.
Being a Force for Local CausesOur people are encouraged to make an impact in ways that matter most to them.

We are committed to making our community a place of new possibilities for all.


Brent Schott

Chief Executive Officer

Swanson Russell Volunteering
Swanson Russell at Foodbank for the Heartland
Swanson Russell at the Food bank of the Heartland
Swanson Russell Volunteering at Lincoln Foodbank
Swanson Russell at Meet the Pros
Swanson Russell at Cedars
Swanson Russell at OrthoNebraska
Swanson Russell at the Food bank of the Heartland

Work That Hits Home

It takes a local to know one. That’s why brands born and bred in the Midwest come to Swanson Russell to Make Belief™ — and why we’re the largest (and most trusted) marketing agency in Nebraska.

An All-In Approach to Impact

Our desire to do good extends far beyond the walls of our office. We make time for our people to get out and really involved. Whether it’s being hands-on to help an important cause or sharing our know-how with the next generation, we’re 100% committed to seeing our local community thrive.

Food Bank Partnership

As partners of local Food Bank organizations for years, Swanson Russell rallies together to distribute groceries and packages to students via a public-school delivery program. Our Omaha office loves to roll up their sleeves for this special cause as well. Every quarter the crew packs donation boxes to get food in the hands of the local community while helping to end food insecurity.

Swanson Russell at the Foodbank of Lincoln

Bay High Initiative

Bay High brings branding, strategy and content creation education to underrepresented demographics in our community. Swanson Russell has been a partner since the school launched in 2022, but our biggest contribution has been mentoring up-and-coming creators through a senior capstone project. Each year, our staff creates an assignment for a real client and coaches the students as they concept, produce and pitch the work. Bay High students walk away with real work for their portfolios and an inside look at careers in advertising.

Swanson Russell at Bay High

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mentorship

With so many Husker grads on staff, it’s no surprise our hearts are invested in giving back to the University. Swanson Russell offers internship programs to members of UNL’s student-run ad agencies — Jacht and Buoy. Our team also works with students through the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Experience Lab, where we fund a student collaboration room, mentor students and speak about careers in marketing and advertising.

Swanson Russell at UNL's Jacht

A Giving Spirit that Just Keeps Growing

Swanson Russell is a family of big-hearted individuals passionate about making a big difference. Our people love to give back and we support them every step of the way. To date, our Be a Force volunteer program has positively impacted hundreds of people, places and programs within the local community — and we couldn’t be more proud. 


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Swanson Russell at the Food bank of the Heartland
Swanson Russell Volunteering in Lincoln on Earth Day
Swanson Russell at the Food bank of the Heartland
Swanson Russell on National Construction Day
Swanson Russell at Meet the Pros
Swanson Russell at the Lincoln, NE Food Bank
Swanson Russell at Meet the Pros